would have USB, Firewire, & audio output ports on the back. Part of the lure of the ACD is the minimal cabling to your laptop. Apple is all about being clean and minimalistic. If I were to buy the 24" ACD, I would have the following wires running to my laptop: Power (from ACD) Display (from ACD) USB (from ACD) Firewire (to Time Machine external HD) Audio out (optical with adapter to speaker system) Just looks fugly having all of those. I know Apple doesn't make docking stations, but it would be nice to have a single (large is fine) proprietary cable that connects a MBP to an ACD and have all the connections on the back of the ACD. Think of it: A single cable from ACD to MBP. Bluetooth keyboard/mouse. Ultimate in minimalism.